TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

JULY 23, 2007

 

The regular meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury was held at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Meeting Room.  Answering present to the roll call were: Township Committee members:  Thomas F. Panconi, Jr., Richard Stannard, Pari Stave and Wayne Wittman.  Mayor Stout was absent and Deputy Mayor Stave presided over the meeting.  Also present was: Trishka Waterbury, Esquire, Attorney, Jack Coughlin, Interim Administrator and Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk. Deputy Mayor Stave led in the salute to the flag and Ms. Cunningham gave the following Open Public Meetings Act statement:

 

In accordance with Section 5 of the Open Public Meetings Act, it is hereby announced and shall be entered into the minutes of this meeting that adequate notice of this meeting has been provided:

 

(1)                 Posted on December 1, 2006 on the Bulletin Board of the Municipal

Office at 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, New Jersey and remains posted at that location.

 

(2)                 Communicated to the Cranbury Press, Home News Tribune and Trenton Times on December 1, 2006.

 

(3)                 Was filed on December 1, 2006 with a Deputy Municipal Clerk at the Cranbury Municipal Office, 23-A North Main Street, Cranbury, New Jersey and remains on file for public inspection, and

 

(4)                 Sent to those individuals who have requested personal notice.

 

Regular Committee Minutes of June 25 and July 7, 2007

     On motion by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried, the Regular minutes of June 25, 2007 were adopted.

 

     On motion by Mr. Wittman, seconded by Mr. Stannard and unanimously carried, the Regular minutes of July 7, 2007 were adopted.

 

Reports and Communications

--Mayor

     Ms. Stave reported, on behalf of Mayor Stout who was absent, the County will be in Cranbury starting on August 1, 2007 to make road repairs to South Main Street.  Ms. Stave also stated, as everyone is aware, PSE&G has a contractor trimming trees within the Township.  The Township had received a number of calls stressing the dismay of the residents.  The Township has spoken to PSE&G and expressed consideration be given to Cranbury as a historical town as well as being a “Tree City”.  PSE&G has assured the Township their work meets the requirements of the New Jersey Administrative Code and this work is part of a routine four-year cycle that has fallen somewhat off schedule. 

 

     Ms. Stave also reported from the Mayor, at the last Township Committee meeting, the Township had discussed, under its Work Session, the project for the baseball field on the Wright South property.   Since that meeting, the subcommittee had met to resolve post-closing items related to utility poles and escrow monies being held as well as reviewed the activities related to EDAW and their proposal and contract with the Township.  In the end, the Township will move this important project to providing recreational facilities to our residents in a timely manner using the grant monies provided to the Township by Middlesex County.  Also, on the Agenda this evening, is a Resolution awarding the Contract for an energy audit of Township buildings to Metro Energy Solutions so the Township may look for ways to improve its energy efficiency in municipal buildings to the benefit of taxpayers and the environment.  The Mayor thanked the efforts of the Work Group for getting the project underway.

 

 

 

Reports and Communications (Continued)

--Members of Committee

        Mr. Stannard reported he along with Mr. Wittman had attended a subcommittee meeting on the Wright South property in reference to outstanding escrow issues with Ms. Marcelli, Township Engineer and Ms. Waterbury, Township Attorney.  Mr. Stannard indicated further discussion would take place later in the meeting in Closed Session.

                             

Agenda Additions/Changes

       Ms. Waterbury, Esquire, Township Attorney, requested under Closed Session an item be added:  Negotiations:  Wright South escrow and related issues.

 

Ordinance

  First Reading

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 07-07-10

 

An Ordinance entitled, “Cranbury Township Ordinance # 07-07-10, AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AUTHORIZING THE PRIVATE SALE FOR NOMINAL CONSIDERATION OF A 1974 DUPLEX FRAPP FIRE TRUCK AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT TO THE ST. TAMMANY FIRE DISTRICT 9, A DULY INCORPORATED NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION, AS PERMITTED BY N.J.S.A. 40A:12-21”, was introduced for first reading.  On motion by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Panconi, the Ordinance was passed on first reading by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stout

            (Stave

            (Wittman

Nays:    (None

                                                            Public Hearing:  August 6, 2007

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Cranbury (“Township”) owns a 1974 Duplex FRAPP Fire Truck; and

 

WHEREAS, the Township no longer has a public need for said truck; and

 

WHEREAS, the Cranbury Volunteer Fire Company has indicated to the Township that it too no longer has a need for said truck; and

 

             WHEREAS, the St. Tammany Fire District 9 in Bush, Louisiana has expressed an interest in acquiring said truck for nominal consideration; and

 

WHEREAS, the Local Lands and Buildings Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:12-21.1) permits a municipality to convey at a private sale for nominal consideration personal property owned by said municipality and not needed for a public use to any organization or association listed in section 21 of the Local Lands and Buildings Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:12-21), including a duly incorporated fire company or board of fire commissioners; and

 

WHEREAS, the St. Tammany Fire District 9 is one such duly incorporated fire company; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Local Lands and Buildings Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12-21.1, the Township wishes to convey the above-referenced fire truck to the St. Tammany Fire District 9 for a cost not to exceed $1.00, the purpose of which will be to support and further the fire and rescue purposes of said Fire District; and

 

Cranbury Township Ordinance # 07-07-10

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, as required by N.J.S.A. 40A:12-21.1, the conveyance shall contain a limitation that provides that the fire truck shall be used only for the purposes of the St. Tammany Fire District 9, to wit: to use fire truck solely for fire and rescue services and not for commercial business, trade or manufacture, and if the truck is not used in accordance with this limitation, ownership thereto shall revert to the Township;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey, as follows:

 

1.         The factual recitals set forth in the foregoing “Whereas” clauses are incorporated into this Ordinance as if fully restated herein.  

 

2.         Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-21.1, the Township Committee does hereby authorize and direct the appropriate Township staff and employees to take whatever action is necessary to convey the following personal property to the St. Tammany Fire District 9 located in Bush, Louisiana.: a 1974 Duplex FRAPP Fire Truck and associated equipment (“truck” or “fire truck”).

 

3.         The consideration for the truck shall not exceed one dollar ($1.00).

 

4.         Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-21.1, the truck shall be used only for the purposes of the St. Tammany Fire District 9, to wit: to use fire truck solely for fire and rescue services and not for commercial business, trade or manufacture, and if

 

5.         This Ordinance shall take effect upon final adoption and publication, as provided for by law.

 

Resolution

 

On motion offered by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Wittman, the following resolution was adopted by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stout

            (Stave

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-131

 

TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH METRO ENERGY SOLUTIONS

 

            WHEREAS, the Township of Cranbury requires the services of a consultant to conduct an energy study and analysis of the Township’s buildings and facilities in order to identify measures that the Township might implement to make said buildings and facilities more energy efficient; and

 

           

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-131

(Continued)

 

            WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq., authorizes the award of a services contract without competitive bids when the cost of the contract does not exceed the applicable bid threshold; and

 

            WHEREAS, in June 2007, the Township nonetheless solicited quotes from energy consulting companies to conduct such a study; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township received proposals from Dome-Tech Group and from Metro Energy Solutions; and

 

            WHEREAS, Dome-Tech Group offered to perform above-referenced study for a lump sum of $15,900.00; and

 

            WHEREAS, Metro Energy Solutions offered to perform the above-referenced study for a lump sum of $7,448.00, as set forth in more detail in its proposal dated June 29, 2007 addressed to Mayor David J. Stout; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township now wishes to enter into an agreement with Metro Energy Solutions, an independent energy services and energy consulting company headquartered in West Caldwell, New Jersey to conduct a facility energy study and analysis of the Township’s facilities, as set forth in more detail in its June 29, 2007 proposed; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has certified that there are sufficient funds for this contract.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, in the County of Middlesex, as follows:

 

1.         The Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute an agreement with Metro Energy Solutions, Inc. of West Caldwell, New Jersey, to perform an Energy Audit and Analysis of the Township’s facilities for the not-to-exceed cost of $7,448.00. 

 

2.         A copy of the agreement will be made available for public inspection in the Township Clerk’s office during regular business hours.

 

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, RMC, Clerk of the Township of Cranbury, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution passed by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury at its meeting held on July 23, 2007.

                                                __________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

MOTION:  Raffle Application for Cranbury Women’s Club. 

The Township Committee will review the Raffle Application submitted by The Cranbury Women’s Club.  A motion was made by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Wittman and unanimously carried to approve the Raffle Application for the Cranbury Woman’s Club.

 

 

 

 

 

Resolutions

   Consent Agenda

 

On motion offered by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Wittman, the following Consent Agenda Resolutions were adopted by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stout

            (Stave

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

Cranbury Township Resolution # 07-07-130

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township of Cranbury that all bills and claims as audited and found to be correct be paid.

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-132

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR PURDUE PHARMA Block 1.02 LOT 4

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated May 7, 2007, Purdue Pharma has requested the release of their performance guarantee previously posted with the Township in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has, in a letter dated June 26, 2007 (attached hereto as “Exhibit A”) recommended that the following performance guarantee be released:

 

            Cash Bond                                $12,900.00

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury as follows:

 

It has reviewed, agrees with and hereby accepts all recommendations of the Township Engineer as set forth in “Exhibit A”.

 

1.       It hereby authorizes the release of performance guarantees set forth in the Township Engineer’s letter referenced above.

 

2.       The Township hereby accepts the public improvements, if any so designated pursuant to the Planning Board’s approval.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution, certified by the Township Clerk to be a true copy and forwarded to each of the following:

 

(a)                 Township Engineer

(b)                 Township Chief Financial Officer

(c)                 Purdue Pharma

(d)                 Township Attorney

 

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-132

(Continued)

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R Cunningham do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township of Cranbury at a meeting duly held on July 23, 2007.

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-133

 

            WHEREAS, the County of Middlesex was late in setting the tax rate for Cranbury Township for the year 2007; and

 

            WHEREAS, this will cause a delay in releasing the tax bills for Cranbury Township for the third quarter for year 2007;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury that the grace period for the payment of 3rd quarter 2007 taxes be extended to 25 days from the date the tax bills are mailed (July 20, 2007).

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk, hereby certify that above to be a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury at a regular meeting held on July 23, 2007.

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Township of Cranbury

County of Middlesex                                                                              

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-134

 

            WHEREAS, the Township of Plainsboro as Lead Agency for the Cooperative Pricing System of Mercer/Middlesex County # 61 has advertised for bids for supplying of Rock Salt in two area newspapers:

 

            Princeton Packet 5/11/07

 

            Trenton Times 5/11/07

And

            WHEREAS, seven packets of specifications were distributed upon request; and

 

            WHEREAS, seven bids were received at the bid opening; and

 

            WHEREAS, two bids received were no bids; and

 

            WHEREAS, five qualified bids were received at the bid opening held on Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 11:00 A.M. Conference Room G in the Municipal Center, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, New Jersey; and

 

            WHEREAS, the lowest responsible bidder was International Salt Company, LLC, 655 Northern Boulevard, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 18411; and

 

            WHEREAS, International Salt Company, LLC has agreed to extend its prices to the other members of the Cooperative Pricing System of Mercer/Middlesex County # 61; and

 

           

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-134

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Officer has recommended that a master contract be awarded to International Salt Company, LLC at a cost of $49.68 per ton for the Cooperative Pricing System of Mercer/Middlesex County # 61 for the benefit of the registered participants with the responsibility for payment for commodities received by each participant being borne by each participant separately; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available in the 2007 Municipal Budget under Roads, Salt & Sand, Account # 07-01-26-290-410; and

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury that the master contract for Rock Salt is hereby awarded to International Salt Company, LLC.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the necessary contracts and the Purchasing Officer is hereby authorized to issue purchase orders on an as-needed basis per bid proposal and specifications on behalf of the Township.

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk, hereby certify the above to be a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury at a meeting held on July 23, 2007.

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Township of Cranbury

County of Middlesex                                                                                          

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-135

 

            WHEREAS, the Township of Plainsboro as Lead Agency for the Cooperative Pricing System of Mercer/Middlesex County # 61 has advertised for bids for supplying of Gasoline and Diesel Fuel in two area newspapers:

 

            Princeton Packet 5/11/07

            Trenton Times 5/11/07

 

And

 

            WHEREAS, three packets of specifications were distributed upon request; and

 

            WHEREAS, three bids were received at the bid opening held on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 11:00 A.M., Conference Room F, Municipal Center, 641 Plainsboro Road, Plainsboro, New Jersey; and

 

            WHEREAS, the lowest responsible bidder was Riggins, Inc.; and

 

            WHEREAS, Riggins, Inc. has agreed to extend its prices to the other members of the Cooperative Pricing System of Mercer/Middlesex County # 61; and

 

           

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-135

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, the Purchasing Officer has recommended that a master contract be awarded to Riggins, Inc., 3938 South Main road, Vineland, New Jersey 08360-7743 for the Cooperative Pricing System of Mercer/Middlesex County # 61 for the benefit of the registered participants with

the responsibility for payment for commodities received by each participant being borne by each participant separately; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Purchasing officer has recommended that a contract be awarded to Riggins, Inc. based on the Newark, New Jersey low reseller Tank Car Price as published in the Journal of commerce on the day of delivery plus a delivery charge as follows:

 

            Diesel Fuel                    -           $.094 per gallon

            Gasoline                       -           $.064 per gallon

and

 

            WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available in the 2007 Municipal Budget under Motor Fuel, Other Expenses, Account # 07-01-31-460-020;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury that the master contract for Gasoline and Diesel Fuel is hereby awarded to Riggins, Inc. at the prices listed above.

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized to execute the necessary contracts and the Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to issue purchase orders as needed per bid proposal and specifications on behalf of the Township.

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk, hereby certify the above to be a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury at a meeting held on July 23, 2007.                                        _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-136

 

TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A DEVELOPER’S AGREEMENT WITH SHUBHAM LLC

 

            WHEREAS, by resolution dated July 7, 2006, the Cranbury Township Zoning Board of Adjustment granted a use variance, bulk variances, and preliminary and final site plan approval with waivers to Shubham LLC (“Developer”) for property designated on the Cranbury Township tax maps as Block 18.02, Lot 4 and located on Route 130; and

 

            WHEREAS, in connection with said approval and development, it is necessary for Developer to enter into a developer’s agreement with the Township of Cranbury for its fair share contribution to the Township’s sanitary sewer system; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Township Attorney and Township Engineer have reviewed and approved the agreement submitted by developer and attached hereto as Exhibit “A”;

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-136

(Continued)

 

            NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury that the Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit “A” is hereby approved; and

 

            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Mayor and Clerk are authorized and directed to execute the Agreement on behalf of the Township of Cranbury, or such substantially similar agreement that has been approved by the Township Attorney and the Township Engineer as to substance and form.

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk of the Township of Cranbury, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution passed by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury at its meeting held on July 23, 2007

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-137

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR CEDAR BROOK BL 1 LOT 7.01

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated May 3, 2007, Cedar Brook has requested the release of their performance guarantee previously posted with the Township in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has, in a letter dated June 14, 2007 (attached hereto as “Exhibit A”) recommended that the following performance guarantee be released:

 

            Performance Bond                     $   204,689.43

Cash                                         $     22,743.27

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury as follows:

 

It has reviewed, agrees with and hereby accepts all recommendations of the Township Engineer as set forth in “Exhibit A”.

 

1.       It hereby authorizes the release of performance guarantees set forth in the Township Engineer’s letter referenced above.

2.       The Township hereby accepts the public improvements, if any so designated pursuant to the Planning Board’s approval.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution, certified by the Township Clerk to be a true copy and forwarded to each of the following:

 

a.       Township Engineer

b.       Township Chief Financial Officer

c.       Joe Stern

d.       Township Attorney

 

 

 

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-137

(Continued)

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R Cunningham do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township of Cranbury at a meeting duly held on July 23, 2007.

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-138

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR CEDAR BROOK BL 1.02 LOT 3

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated May 3, 2007, Cedar Brook has requested the release of their performance guarantee previously posted with the Township in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has, in a letter dated June 14, 2007 (attached hereto as “Exhibit A”) recommended that the following performance guarantee be released:

 

            Performance Bond                     $   186,390.90

Cash                                         $     20,710.10

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury as follows:

 

It has reviewed, agrees with and hereby accepts all recommendations of the Township Engineer as set forth in “Exhibit A”.

 

1.       It hereby authorizes the release of performance guarantees set forth in the Township Engineer’s letter referenced above.

 

2.       The Township hereby accepts the public improvements, if any so designated pursuant to the Planning Board’s approval.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution, certified by the Township Clerk to be a true copy and forwarded to each of the following:

 

a.       Township Engineer

b.       Township Chief Financial Officer

c.       Joe Stern

d.       Township Attorney

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R Cunningham do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township of Cranbury at a meeting duly held on July 23, 2007.

                                                            _________________________

                                                            Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-139

(Continued)

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR CEDAR BROOK BL 1.02 LOT 4

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated May 3, 2007, Cedar Brook has requested the release of their performance guarantee previously posted with the Township in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has, in a letter dated June 14, 2007 (attached hereto as ”Exhibit A”) recommended that the following performance guarantee be released:

 

            Performance Bond                     $   451,299.74

Cash                                         $     50,144.42

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury as follows:

 

It has reviewed, agrees with and hereby accepts all recommendations of the Township Engineer as set forth in “Exhibit A”.

 

1.       It hereby authorizes the release of performance guarantees set forth in the Township Engineer’s letter referenced above.

2.       The Township hereby accepts the public improvements, if any so designated pursuant to the Planning Board’s approval.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution, certified by the Township Clerk to be a true copy and forwarded to each of the following:

 

a.       Township Engineer

b.       Township Chief Financial Officer

c.       Joe Stern

d.       Township Attorney

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R Cunningham do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township of Cranbury at a meeting duly held on July 23, 2007.

___________________________

                                                                        Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-140

 

RESOLUTION OF THE TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY, NJ

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RELEASE OF A PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE FOR CEDAR BROOK BL 1.02 LOT 5

 

WHEREAS, by letter dated May 3, 2007, Cedar Brook has requested the release of their performance guarantee previously posted with the Township in accordance with Planning Board approval and

 

 

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-140

(Continued)

 

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has, in a letter dated June 14, 2007 (attached hereto as “Exhibit A”) recommended that the following performance guarantee be released:

 

            Performance Bond                     $   332,826.25

Cash                                         $     36,980.69

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury as follows:

 

It has reviewed, agrees with and hereby accepts all recommendations of the Township Engineer as set forth in “Exhibit A”.

 

1.        It hereby authorizes the release of performance guarantees set forth in the Township Engineer’s letter referenced above.

2..  The Township hereby accepts the public improvements, if any so designated pursuant to the Planning Board’s approval.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution, certified by the Township Clerk to be a true copy and forwarded to each of the following:

 

(a)     Township Engineer

(b)     Township Chief Financial Officer

(c)  Joe Stern

(d)  Township Attorney

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kathleen R Cunningham do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution passed by the Township of Cranbury at a meeting duly held on July 23, 2007.

                                                _________________________

                                                Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk

 

Reports from Township Staff and Professionals

   Ms. Cunningham, Clerk, reported she and Michele Harcher, Deputy Registrar, had attended a mandatory training session on the new Electronic Death Registration System (NJ-EDRS) on July 17, 2007.  Ms. Cunningham also reported, in reference to Cranbury Day, she had an open slot for volunteers to “table sit” at the Township’s spot between 11:00 – 1:00 p.m.  In addition, Ms. Cunningham reported she had called the County Freeholder Board Clerk for brochures they would be able to furnish the Township to pass out on Cranbury Day.  Ms. Cunningham stated at the last meeting she had been asked by Mayor Stout and Mr. Panconi to perform an inventory of all Township-owned vehicles and it appeared there are approximately four (4) vehicles without titles.  Ms. Cunningham will let the Township Committee know the final results of the inventory when it is complete.

 

       Mr. Coughlin, Interim Administrator, reported he had been speaking with the Township Engineer, Ms. Marcelli, earlier in the day and she asked that he ask the Township Committee members their priorities for the NJDOT State Aid for next year.  Ms. Marcelli recommended having Liberty Way as the second priority and Woodview and Wynnewood Drive as the first priority.  After a brief discussion, the Township Committee unanimously agreed with Ms. Marcelli’s recommendations of  Woodview and Wynnewood Drive as priority number one and Liberty Way as the second priority.  

     

Reports from Township Boards and Commissions

    There were no reports.

 

 

 

 

Work Session

 a.  Discussion of August Township Committee Schedule

The Township Committee discussed the August Township Committee Schedule of meetings for the month of August and unanimously agreed to cancel the meeting of August 27, 2007. In addition, Mr. Wittman indicated he will not be present for any of the two Township Committee meetings during the month of September. 

 

Public Comment

  The Mayor opened the meeting to public questions and comments on those items not on the agenda. There being no comments, the Mayor closed the public part of the meeting.

 

Resolution

     On motion offered by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Panconi, the following resolution was adopted by vote:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stout

            (Stave

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

Cranbury Township Resolution # R 07-07-129

 

TOWNSHIP OF CRANBURY

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX

 

RESOLUTION TO CLOSE MEETING TO THE PUBLIC

 

               BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey as follows:

 

               The general nature of the subject to be discussed in this session is as follows:

 

                  ---      Negotiations:  Wright South escrow and related issues;

      

                  ---      Personnel:  Discussion of Principal Public Works manager position and salary;

 

                  ---      Personnel:  Discussion of terms and conditions of employment for Police Chief     and Secretary (salary).

 

               It is unknown at this time precisely when the matters discussed in this session will be disclosed to the public.  Matters involving contract negotiations or the acquisition of land will be disclosed upon conclusion of the negotiations or upon approval of the acquisition.  Matters involving personnel will be disclosed when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.  Matters concerning litigation will be announced upon the conclusion of trial or settlement of that litigation or when the need for confidentiality no longer exists.

 

Date: July 23, 2007

 

On motion by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Wittman and unanimously carried, the meeting returned to Open Session:

 

Ayes:    (Panconi                                   Abstain:  (None

            (Stannard                                  Absent:   (Stout

            (Stave

            (Wittman

 

Nays:    (None

 

The Township Attorney recommended the Salary Ordinance be postponed until the next meeting of August 6, 2007. The Township Committee unanimously agreed.

    

Mayor’s Notes

    On behalf of Mayor Stout, Ms. Stave announced the appointment of Wayne E. Girardet, Ph.D. to the Historic Preservation Commission to fill the vacancy.

 

On motion by Mr. Stannard, seconded by Mr. Panconi and unanimously carried the meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

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Kathleen R. Cunningham, Clerk